This program is about 1 hour long
(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) President Trump's selection of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser after Bob Harward turned down the job featured; details given about McMaster's background. [TRUMP, McMASTER - comment on the job.] [Air Force retired Col. Cedric LEIGHTON- talks about McMaster's role in the administration & a role for Steve Bannon, who sits on the NSC.] [White House chief of staff Reince PRIEBUS - says he will have complete say over the NSC.] McMaster's landmark book, "Dereliction of Duty," about the Vietnam War discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, conservative Matt Lewis, "New Yorker's" Ryan Lizza, retired Gen. Mark Hertling & Barbara Starr about the McMaster appointment. [HERTLING, POWERS, LEWIS, LIZZA, STARR - offer views on McMaster & how he will lead the NSC & have to "lead up" about national security policies, the Bannon issue, how he is an upgrade over Flynn, the NSA's coordinating role, how the White House has to make this pick work.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Sara Murray) The reaction in Sweden to Trump's remarks in response to a story of=n Fox news, what is known about the new executive order on a travel ban discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, Democrat Jonathan Tasini, Kirsten Powers, conservative Matt Lewis & "New Yorker's" Ryan Lizza about President Trump & Sweden. [LIZZA, POWERS, McENANY, TASINI, LEWIS - offer views on how Trump watches news & the way he said it, the issue of the extent of crime in Sweden, refugee assimilation in Sweden.]
(State Department: Michelle Kosinski) The efforts by Defense Secretary James Mattis & Vice President-elect Mike Pence to clarify President Trump's statements about Iraqi, NATO, Russia examined. [MATTIS - says we are not ion Iraq to seize oil.] [TRUMP - says we should have kept the oil; speaks about NATO.] [PENCE - says Russia will be held accountable; backs NATO.] [Former deputy national security adviser Tony BLINKEN- says we get conflicting statements.] [Governor John KASICH, Representative Adam KINZINGER- outline what the allies are saying about the president.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What Trump has said about Iraq & oil introduced. [Eight times, TRUMP - speaks about the oil in Iraq.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Gen. Mark Hertling & "Ike's Gamble" author Michael Doran about Trump & Iraq. [HERTLING, DORAN - offer views on the issue of taking Iraq's oil: what Trump said was immoral/unethical, the pattern of the president thinking out loud as about NATO funding: it works, the treatment of allies like Europe/NATO.]
(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The first public comments from Vice President-elect Mike Pence about resigned national security adviser Michael Flynn & the issue of Russia involvement in the 2016 election reviewed; details given about the senate Intelligence Committee investigation into a Russian role in the presidential election campaign. [PENCE - says the facts conveyed by Flynn were inaccurate.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - speaks about Trump & Russia.] [White House chief of staff Reince PRIEBUS - offers clarification on the committee investigation.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "First Women" author Kate Anderson Brower & Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley about Melania. [BROWER, BRINKLEY - offer views on Melania as a reluctant first lady, the aim of the criticism of her, Melania's story, her need to find a credible cause as first lady.]